Ruck 4 Bucks

Ruck 4 Bucks

From Kurt Mika

Glen Ellyn Youth Rugby is raising funds that will be used toward required expenses for each of our matches for all of our teams in the 2020 season. Can we count on you to help us get to our 2020 fundraising goal?

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Funds that will be used toward required expenses for each of our matches for all of our teams in the 2020 season. These include

  • Having certified trainers at every match
  • Providing safe transportation to all matches
  • Hosting team meals post event with our opponents
  • Purchasing upgraded equipment to enhance safety

The goal of Glen Ellyn Youth Rugby is to introduce young men and women to the game and traditions of rugby that we have enjoyed so much over the years. The game of rugby is a legendary game that mixes strength, speed and agility. It is a game that welcomes athletes of any size, shape, and age. 

Glen Ellyn Youth Rugby starts at 3rd grade and progresses through high school. On average, we have upward of 100 members participating each season. The players are given every opportunity to excel and to represent our club on Illinois State Select Teams, Regional High Performance Teams and on overseas tours. 

Growing Popularity of Rugby 

Men and women of all ages play Rugby in over 100 countries on six continents. 

Rugby is the second most globally played sport. 

Rugby World Cup is the third most viewed sporting event in the world. 

Rugby is referred to as a “life sport” because men and women continue to participate in rugby long after they leave high school. 

Rugby was first played in the United States in 1875. 

A 2010 national survey ranked rugby as the fastest growing amateur sport in the US. 

The US has more registered female rugby players than any other country in the world. 

1.5 Million – Number of rugby players in the US 

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